On Saturday, the Democrats lost their second farcical attempt to impeach Donald Trump, though they came closer. If they chose to try to impeach the former president again — and at this point there’s nothing stopping them — maybe the third time will be a charm.
But the real impeachment question that looms large is whether the GOP will seek revenge when the opportunity next arises. That opportunity could come as soon as 2022, when they are likely to retake the House. So will they take it?
On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham hinted that it’s a real possibility. Graham was a guest on “Fox News Sunday,” where he argued that then-candidate the vice president’s support for a fund that bailed out protesters during the “summer of love” could leave her liable for impeachment on the same grounds the Democrats cited in their effort to oust Donald Trump.
“If you use this model,” Graham told host Chris Wallace, “I don’t know how Kamala Harris doesn’t get impeached if the Republicans take over the House. Because she actually bailed out rioters and one of the rioters went back to the streets and broke somebody’s head open. So we’ve opened Pandora’s Box here and I’m sad for the country.”
Two weeks ago, Graham rhetorically asked Fox News host Sean Hannity, “What more could you do to incite future violence than to pay the bail of the people who broke up the shops and beat up the cops? How’s that not inciting future violence? Be careful what you wish for my Democratic colleagues, be careful what you wish for.”
I am hoping that Graham’s revenge fantasy remains just that. The last thing the country needs is another bogus impeachments by a vengeful party. Moreover, if it was wrong to convict Trump after he left office, it would be just as wrong to go after Kamala Harris for something she did before she took office.
Even more important is that the two Trump impeachments, along with the Russia hoax, proved only one thing. And that’s that the Democrats care more about their party than they care about the country. They hate Donald Trump and the Republicans more than they love America. Just look at how Nancy Pelosi held up a COVID relief bill until Trump lost the election, or how Schumer slow-walked the Trump cabinet picks.
Cross-posted at The Lid.